In the news today, there was this article about prosecution of a doctor in Kansas for illegally prescribing painkillers and other drugs. Nothing wrong with that at all. But what I do have a problem with is a paragraph near the end of the article.
"[Treadway, the prosecutor, [ironically a woman- Ed.]] reminded jurors of one patient who worked as a stripper and who was prescribed the anxiety drug Xanex [sic] for her performance anxiety."
Um, is it or is it not true that stripping is a legal occupation in Kansas? If it is, then who the hell is she to judge the doctor for prescribing an anti-anxiety medication for - guess what - anxiety? Would you judge him for prescribing it to an actor with performance anxiety? A football player? A CEO? I doubt it. So what's with the slam against strippers?
I'm sorry, but whatever else this doctor did, implying to the jury that he committed a crime by prescribing a drug for its intended purpose for someone that needed it is irresponsible. Heck, maybe it's even criminal.